Book Review: Paper Son: A Lydia Chin/Bill Smith Novel

Book Review: Paper Son: A Lydia Chin/Bill Smith Novel   Paper Son is the latest in S.J. Rozan’s Lydia Chin series, about a Chinese-American private detective based in New York who works with her investigative partner Bill Smith.  In this book, Lydia is drawn out of her familiar metropolis when her mother pressures her to […]

Review: The Paris Diversion by Chris Pavone

THE PARIS DIVERSION By Chris Pavone New York: Crown, 2019. $27.00 Chris Pavone burst onto the thriller scene with his 2012 debut The Expats. Drawing rave reviews for its compelling setting, devious plot twists, and unique take on the spy genre, The Expats became a New York Times bestseller. Pavone’s next two books, stand-alone novels […]

DVD Review Father Brown Season 6

DVD Review—Father Brown Season Six

Father Brown has been on the rise over the last few seasons, and Chris Chan has his DVD review to let you know if Father Brown Season Six should be added to your queue.   The sixth season of Father Brown shows a notable improvement over the early seasons, as well as the continuation of […]

DVD Review—Acquitted, Spring Tide, and Those Who Kill

DVD Review—Acquitted, Spring Tide, and Those Who Kill

Looking for your next binge-worthy show? Why not try one of these Scandinavian crime dramas! Acquitted, Spring Tide, and Those Who Kill have something for every crime drama aficionado, from the classic “whodunnit?” to even more twisted, dark stories.   DVD Review–Acquitted: Seasons One and Two (Norwegian language series), Spring Tide: Season One (Swedish language series), and Those Who Kill (Danish […]

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DVD Review—Top of the Lake: China Girl

DVD Review—Top of the Lake: China Girl   Coming about half a decade after the release of the original series Top of the Lake, the second season, subtitled China Girl, is striking by both how similar the sequel is to its predecessor, and how simultaneously shockingly different it is as well.   The original series […]

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DVD Review: The Americans Season 6

DVD Review: The Americans Season 6 (Warning: Oblique spoilers for previous seasons of The Americans follow.) The Americans is a high-concept television series in which the initial premise could have led to any point on the spectrum of quality. In lesser hands, the tale of two Russian spies living undercover as subversives in the United States could […]